Ground floor living

Ground floor living: protect your privacy with blinds

Living on the ground floor can have many advantages, particularly when you need to carry stuff inside or outside the house like shopping, boxes or anything bulky.

It’s also convenient if you have kids because, although parents are very used to be jugglers, carrying up and down stairs trolley, change of clothes, toys and maybe a baby can be a dangerous activity!

Also, let’s not forget elderly people and people with disabilities who can find living on the ground floor a much easier solution for them.

Unfortunately though, in this kind of situation, protecting our privacy can be more difficult, especially if our house faces a road or is not protected by a park or a private garden.

The situation can become even more problematic if we think about commercial activities, in particular, the ones that need a degree of privacy.

In all these cases, choosing the right blind or Venetian blind can be very important.

Let’s take a look at things to do in these situations.

Venetian blinds for offices and commercial activities

Managing a commercial activity or an office on the ground floor level can be problematic from a privacy point of view for both the clients and the employees.

This is particularly true in businesses like banks or financial service companies which are very often located on the high street and are most likely to have big windows decorated with information and advertising panels.

In this kind of offices, the client’s privacy is at risk, and it’s here that Venetian blinds can come very handy.

Beauty salons and hairdressers have the same problem as clients very much prefer privacy while receiving their treatments.

There are many others type of commercial activities that, for various reasons, prefer to be based on the ground floor or at street level.

In this cases, choosing Venetian blinds allows you to protect the privacy of your clients and furnish a space with style.

Venetian blinds for double glazing

Venetian blinds for inside double glazing are the ideal solution as they mix both elegance with practicality and functionality.

By inserting the Venetian blind inside the double glazing, that means inserting it between the two layers of glass that form the window, you have complete protection from dirt and dust as they are enclosed in a completely sealed environment.

This is an important plus point to be added on top of the significant energy savings generated by the use of the double glazing, savings that are always welcome in both homes and commercial properties.

Blinds for inside double glazing can be divided into the following categories:

  • Venetian blind;
  • pleated;
  • duet.

Duet blinds can both have a filtering or darkening effect depending on the level of shielding that we want to guarantee.

All the models can be manual and automated. Automated models can be regulated using a remote control.

Venetian Blinds for commercial activities and offices. How to choose them

As well as protecting your privacy and playing an important role from an aesthetic point of view, Venetian blinds are often used to separate spaces simply and economically.

Venetian blinds can offer an elegant feel and they guarantee employees their privacy, as they can regulate the aperture of the blinds to secure the right level of light and privacy thanks to the slats’ inclination.

As you can see, living on the ground floor or having a commercial activity at the street level doesn’t mean giving up your privacy or the privacy of your clients.

The most important thing is to choose the most suitable product for different needs.



Sunbell, the future of blinds design
Born in 1977 thanks to the intuition of its founder Giuseppe Zuelli, Sunbell is a leader company  in the sector of technological advanced blind systems and it established itself for the strong connection between product development and design. High-end technology applied to solar shielding and a  ‘Made in Italy’ style are at the heart of all Sunbell projects, thanks to an innovative production process, in constant development.